People may sometimes change because of pain. We learn that we need to study when we get bad grades. Debts remind us that we can’t look for a way to make money. When we’re put down, it gives us the “push” we need to speak up and fight for ourselves, so we don’t lose face again. It could be a bad experience, a friend’s sad story, a great movie, or an inspiring book that gets us up and gives us just the right amount of motivation to change.
How do we stay motivated when there are so many bad things in the world? Try out the advice I’ve put together from A to Z.
A – Achieve your dreams. Stay away from people, things, and places that are bad. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams,” Eleanor Roosevelt once said.
B – Believe in yourself and what you are able to do.
C – Consider things from every angle and aspect. Motivation comes from wanting to do something. You need to feel the sun from both sides to understand life.
D – Don’t give up, and don’t give in. Before he came up with his idea and perfected the incandescent light bulb, Thomas Edison failed once, twice, and more than three times. Use motivation as the wheel that guides you.
E – Enjoy. Work like you don’t need money. Dance like no one is looking. Love like you’ve never been sad. Learn like you’re going to live forever. When people are happy, they are more likely to do things.
F – Family and Friends – are life’s greatest ‘F’ treasures. Don’t lose sight of them.
G – Give more than what is enough. Where do you find motivation and ways to improve yourself at work? Where do you live? In class? When you put in more effort to do something.
I – Ignore those who try to destroy you. Don’t let other people bring you down. Stay away from bad people, like friends who don’t like it when you do well.
J – Just be yourself. Being yourself is the key to getting ahead. And trying to please everyone is the best way to fail.
K – keep trying no matter how hard life may seem. When a person is driven, he will eventually see that a hard life is getting better, which will help him improve himself.
L – Learn to love yourself. Now isn’t that easy?
M – Make things happen. Motivation is putting your dreams into action.
N – Never lie, cheat or steal. Always play by the rules.
O – Open your eyes. People should learn to think and act like a horse. They see things in two ways: how they want things to be and how they should be.
P – Practice makes perfect. Motivation is the key to practice. It helps us learn new skills and ways to get back up after making mistakes.
Q – Quitters never win. And winners never quit. So, choose your fate – are you going to be a quitter? Or a winner?
R – Ready yourself. Motivation also has to do with getting ready. We have to listen to the small voice inside of us that tells us to get started before other people get up and try to push us around. When Noah built the ark, it wasn’t raining.
S – Stop procrastinating.
T – Take control of your life. Discipline or self-control jives synonymously with motivation. Both are key factors in self-improvement.
U – Understand others. If you are a good speaker, you should also learn to listen. Want to understand before you want to be understood.
V – Visualize it. Without a goal in mind, motivation is like a boat on dry land.
W – Want it more than anything. To dream is to believe. And the ability to believe is at the heart of motivation and self-improvement.
X – X-Factor is what will make you different from the others. When you are motivated, you tend to add “extras” to your life, like more time for family, more help at work, more care for friends, and so on.
Y – You are unique. No one looks, acts, or talks like you in this world. Your life and existence are only going to happen once, so make the most of them.
Z – Zero in on your dreams and go for it!!!